I thought for some reason that today was the start, but at least now I have an extra week to get prepared. For those that are wondering what Bout of Books is, the lovely ladies over at the site can say it better than I can possibly do: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team I hope you can join me! Happy reading.